Friday, March 30, 2007

RPM Challenge - MacIdol chapter

February is the month for the annual RPM "make a ten song CD in 28 days, from scratch" Challenge. No prizes, except what you end up with, and no pressure LOL - do what you want. Actually there was lots of pressure, all of it internal. The furnace, as Blake called it. The image above was found at participant Angie Fights Crime and is called "Effort" - which one are you?

And today, Friday 30th March is the Official Listening Party! Although it doesn't start til midnight GMT or thereabouts. So I'm going to present you with some of the highlights from the MacIdol contingent.

And there are five finished albums from this eclectic bunch of musicians. The comments will be short an dsweet. Try the first song for each Artist and take it from there. Here are the contenders (in alphabetical order):

The Unbearable Brightness of Seeing by B&Massa is grooving blues workout by the Tasmanian bass player (for "The Breed")

Wellington's Shadow
Ooh La La
And my next choice would be Urban Sprawl, which is only available for streaming but you can listen to it here: Urban Sprawl, pts I-IV

Chris Cooke's album, Family Portrait, nearly didn't make it as life threw a fastball in the form of a new family member. Hence the second track here. Chris describes his music as experimental, and this album was made using Muse-o-matics "Tune Toy" which produces algorhythms!
New Kid

Frogmorton also known as Matt Duane Griffin. Tracks from the album Fuyu Persimmon. A driving collection of acoustic songs. Outsider Folk Punk.

Bills Come Due

Sp3ccylad's album: ...Amongst Tax Collectors and Thieves. More of Sp3ccylads Indie-pop - catchy and cutting and raring to go!

Powers From The Queen
Let It Grow
Joe Dice

aka Gumbo's album "Time Will Tell" Dunno what to say about this one. Citing Dusty Springfield, Them, Dylan, and Demons Everywhere it's a mad ride.

Time Will Tell
Demon Eyes
The Rhythm and The Rhyme

UPDATE The player is now active at the RPM HomePage. Five tracks in so far and two good uns and one cover your ears. There is going to be some stretching of the word Eclectic tonite, I tell ya. :D

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Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Stu !
Just received 'Time Will Tell' this morning ! Boy, it's $*%$*^ยจ* BRILLIANT !!!

10:19 AM  
Blogger The DoorKeeper said...

That's pretty good timing, Rev. :D :D :D

And thanks for putting a grin on my face :D

12:48 PM  
Blogger sp3ccylad said...

I'm the guy reading the book.

2:34 PM  
Blogger No Marsupial Equivalent said...

Thanky for the plug, Mr. Doorkeeper! You da man!

2:07 PM  

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